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Weight Training: Better Fitness, Better Health – Part II

“Every decade, starting in your mid 30s, you lose a percentage of muscle, which affects your metabolism, balance, and ability to brace yourself in the event of an injury.”                            – Larysa DiDio, certified personal trainer and contributing fitness editor to Prevention Magazine…. Read more

Weight Training: Better Fitness, Better Health – Part I

I’ve been physically very active since 1978. I quit smoking then, and took up regular running, or jogging, as we called it in those days. In 1994 a couple of my grown daughters talked me into joining a masters swimming group. “You’ll love this, Mom!” one of them said. I still swim regularly, though both… Read more

Berries, Berries, Berries!

I contend that there are many reasons why May is the best month of the year. It’s my birthday month, after all, and the whole month has rather a festive, playful atmosphere about it. There are all manner of green trees, lawns, and shrubs, blossoms carrying the promise of more flowers to come, and, in… Read more

Banana Endurance Drink

Potassium-rich bananas and natural sodium-rich celery combined with purified water offer the perfect way to replenish your electrolytes and energize muscles after exercise. 6 ripe bananas, coarsely broken into chunks 3 stalks celery, coarsely sliced Combine the bananas and celery in a blender an process until smooth. Add purified water or fresh coconut water to… Read more

Revving Up for Spring: 12 Easy Steps to Better Health – Part II

It is true, I think, that good health does not as often happen in a great big overhaul of diet and lifestyle as it does in just staying attentive to what we eat and how we  spend our time day in and day out, making smart modifications as we go along. Regular, incremental steps gradually… Read more

Revving Up for Spring: 12 Easy Steps to Better Health – Part I

Spring is definitely my favorite season of the year. It’s arrival, though late this year, was especially wonderful after the most brutal winter in recent memory. It’s just so wonderful to go outside in sandals and with no coat! I’m guessing that you may be feeling much the same – gearing up for more activity… Read more